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Is it “paying” children when we reward them for doing things?

Am I immoral? Am I weak?
We do not buy children, we educate them.
The good education is that they participate and behave with respect spontaneously and naturally...

Okay. Except that between our values and reality there is a huge difference!
Mostly, I noted that what worked when they were 5 years old, no longer works when they are 8 or 10 years old.

So I'm still looking for information and obviously we always have anything and everything.
Some specialists invite us to favor the reward while others see it as a blackmail.

What I really know is that I see my sons motivated to engage in daily tasks when I also spend time with them.
Because after expressing their desire for hours of video games, there are other “rewards” that they make me discover:
  • “Mom, come more often to see me play football”
  • “And what if we go all together at the cinema”
  • “Can we plan a trip to the pool Saturday all together!”
  • ...

My conclusion is simple:
  • spend more time with them,
  • give them recognition,
  • and spoil them materially in an good and exceptional way... which I already do by the way!

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I confess, I’m hooked!

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To my emails more than anything, Facebook a bit and luckily not at all to video games!
That, that’s my husband!
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A completely new experience!

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Some parents have asked to be able to allocate the same goal to several children simultaneously and this is now possible.
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Can a tool educate our children?

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When you buy the multifunctional mega robot that you dreamt about for 3 years, do you really think it will also wash your vegetables, peel them and put them in the oven?
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Everyone looks for recognition.

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When they were small: “Mommy, look how fast I run!”, “Daddy, look how high I jump!”
Now that they are bigger: “Look, I am soon taller than you!”
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Why being scared of technology?

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Let us return to this idea of a board of points drawn by the children at the origin of Family Pact.
They constantly tell me that I was born in the Middle Ages and wondered whether television existed in my days. So I have my revenge...
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I accept the deal!

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“Giving your child appropriate rewards for achievable goals helps him develop into an emotionally healthy adult”, says Dr. Fassler.
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Is educating negociating?

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I read everything! Dolto, Almos, Rufo... Positive education, vertical education, advice from my mother, friends.
Well, we're going to be pragmatic!
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Educating your child isn't always easy!

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Being sometimes outdated by 2 kids is a classic situation. And I know this!
Especially having the feeling of a lack of listening and at the same time not being listened to.
This is where an idea emerged...
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